kinda related- i just saw these from mac's
pretty fucking cool
On industrial drive in West Chicago, company call Mapei has a scale. Being a semi scale it will most likely do it in 20lb increments but should be close enough. I think the 3/4 Sub was 6,3xx without me in it.
The EMJ facility over by Speed Inc. used to have one too. Not sure anymore.
I was commenting on the trailer because I thought in the rental thread, someone (Shawn?) mentioned 2k. It could've also been a different trailer too, as I think he had another before that.
I have done this on semi trucks. But the trailer was empty. I had an overweight permit container load From Chicago to Kalamazoo. The container was on a quadaxle chassis(trailer that carries the container has 4 axles, but relatively skinny single tires on each wheel). I got a good ways past New Buffalo and a tire blew out, unbeknownst to me for most of the rest of the trip. It was late on a Friday and I had no desire to wait for roadside and hope they had the right sized tire for me. So I went to a Home Depot to buy a cheap 3 ton floor jack, some Grade 8 Bolts, and a length of heavy chain. I jacked the offending tire up, compressed the suspension as much as was feasible, wrapped the chain around it and the frame of the trailer, ran a bolt through the chain, cranked the nut/bolt down with an impact driver, released the jack, took the jack back inside to return it, and I cruised right back to the South Burbs of Chicago(with some judicious use of back roads). Still kind of sketchy imo, but I would feel much more inclined to do this with a recreational, car, boat, or travel trailer. I have had old tires on boat trailers blow out on me and I managed to limp them relatively short(<20 miles) distances home with no issue. This was off of the interstate of course, but on a tandem axle trailer, I think it is fine to limp off of the interstate at 55 or so and hazards on on 3 tires.i have seen it done, where the "bad" axle gets ratchet strapped "up" but it is still super sketchy to me.